Soho Chance

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We want to give emerging creatives an opportunity to get a new project off the ground. Soho Chance offers entrepreneurs the chance to work with our teams in one of six areas — bringing a food and drink concept, design idea, wellbeing offering or creative experience to life

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Soho Chance provides opportunities in the cities where we have Houses for anyone who is starting out or starting again. Open across various regions throughout the year, we prioritise ideas that have a positive social or environmental impact.

What you get


Use of our infrastructure and experience; Soho House will provide mentoring and other support from concept to launch

Content on our platforms to showcase your idea to our members around the world

Physical or digital space for your business, concept or product

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What you get:

 

• The opportunity to design a homeware product or concept to be put into production and retailed on Soho Home; anything from a piece of furniture, to artwork, tableware, textiles or something completely new

 

Mentoring from our product design team to bring your idea to life, from concept to production and sale

 

Marketing and launch of your design on our platforms; Soho Home, SH.APP and social media

 

We pay you for 40% of the RRP on the sale of your product

 

What we expect from you:

 

To apply for this Chance:

 

Commitment to see the project through from concept to production, the suggested time commitment is approx. one afternoon spent with our team every two weeks on design, production, commercial, marketing and ecommerce

 

Approx. timeline: 3 months concept, sampling & development, 6 months production, shipping to warehouse & shoot

 

The winner must agree to an exclusivity clause, confirming their designs are new, have not retailed elsewhere, and will not do so for 6 months after launching on Soho Home

 

• Inspiration board, sketches and concept document submitted with your application

 

Mutual agreement on commercial terms (to be discussed)

What you get:

 

An opportunity to launch a new content idea with our creative team. This could be publishing a book or magazine, creating a short film series that premieres in one of our screening rooms, a live event series at the Houses or something else you’ve thought of but not brought to life yet

 

We will work with you to develop your concept, help with potential guests from our global membership, and provide production assistance

 

Your idea can be launched on a range of platforms, including sohohouse.com, the SH.APP and social media

 

The winner will also receive a set day rate for their time

 

What we expect from you:

 

You’ve got a content or event idea that would benefit from the support of the Soho House creative team

 

Commitment to see the project through from concept to production. The suggested time commitment is approximately one afternoon spent with our team every two weeks

 

Concept document and any additional supporting evidence for your idea (submitted with your application

 

What you get

 

Get your new food or drink product into Soho House; on the menus, behind the bar and in front of our members. We’re looking for innovative, early-stage ideas that have the potential to be disruptive in the food & drinks industry; the next plant-based bar snack, vegan staple alternative or unexpected flavour

 

Mentoring and advice from our team to help with your business, as well as access to our supplier and delivery networks

 

Our platforms to showcase your product; in the Houses, on our menus plus content on the SH.APP and social media 

 

To be agreed with the winner: we give you 40% of the RRP on the sale of your product, or purchase your product at an agreed rate

 

What we expect from you

 

To apply for this Chance:

 

• You already have a new food or drink product that you’re about to launch or have just launched – Soho Chance provides the platform and network to help make it a success

 

Products that are responsibly sourced and sustainably produced preferred 

 

Brand concept document, manufacturing information and suggested serving submitted with application, we may request product samples for the judging panel to try

What you get

 

The opportunity to design a bedroom for a new House or a Studio location

 

Mentoring and support from our in-house design team to take you through each stage of the design process.

 

Access to our in house sample library 

 

Access to photos of completed project for your portfolio

 

Content on our platforms to showcase your design; Soho House, SH.APP and social media

 

The winner will receive a design fee to reflect the scope of work and size of project

 

What we expect from you

 

To apply for this Chance:

 

Commitment to see the project through from design to completion. The suggested time commitment is approx. 1 afternoon a week with the team for the first 3 months to complete concept, schematic and detail design. Regular input during the construction and procurement process as and when required. Approx. 1-2 hours a month for 12 months.

 

Maximum 3-page concept document and mood board to be submitted with your application

 

Commitment to our supplier code of conduct 

 

Sustainable and eco-friendly designs are encouraged

Applications are open until Sunday October 9 2022
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Have a question about Soho Chance?

An opportunity to work with Soho House to launch a business, creative concept, product or interior design project. Soho Chance is a local award with opportunities opening across the cities we are in throughout the year.

Soho Chance is open to everyone, members and non-members. Applications are localised, and we can’t provide relocation services for those applying to cities away from their home.
 
The opportunities are aimed at people who are just starting out or starting again. We want to give people the chance to start something new or take an early-stage concept to the next level. We prioritise ideas that have a positive impact, social or environmental, and encourage submissions from applicants from underrepresented or lower-socioeconomic backgrounds.

Everyone is welcome to apply, but we think Soho Chance is best suited to help someone who is at an early stage with their career, business or creative idea.

Opportunities are awarded in collaboration with a panel of experts from the creative industries. You will be contacted following the application deadline if your idea has been shortlisted. 

If you have any further questions, please contact sohochance@sohohouse.com